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Grab a Cup of Spiked Cocoa for Bar Car Nights!

Posted inHoliday Train Show onNovember 6 2014, by Andy Garden

Jazz at Bar Car Nights at The holiday Train Show NYBGThe popular Bar Car Nights at The New York Botanical Garden are back, providing nighttime opportunities for adults to enjoy a special viewing of the Holiday Train Show®! Experience a true winter wonderland at the Garden while sipping a complimentary cocktail and indulging in roasted chestnuts and spiked hot cocoa.

This year there are twice as many opportunities to walk arm-in-arm along Perennial Garden Way and join friends under the twinkling lights of the Conservatory. Bar Car Nights are providing the perfect Friday and Saturday winter escape on November 21 and 22; December 5, 6, 19 and 20; and January 2, 3, 9, and 10 from 7 to 10 p.m.

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The Haunted Pumpkin Garden Gets Ghostly with Spooky Nighttime Adventures

Posted inExhibitions onOctober 14 2014, by Andy Garden

Copyright 2012: www.victorchuphoto.comThe thrills and chills of the Halloween season are filling The Haunted Pumpkin Garden right now! And more hair-raising fun awaits in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden with the first of four Spooky Nighttime Adventures taking place this weekend. Afraid of the dark? We have plenty of ConEdison flashlights to help you illuminate the Whole Foods Market® Trick-or-Treat Trail while you listen for critters of the night.

There are many opportunities to immerse yourself in the Halloween spirit at NYBG. On October 18, 24, 25, and 31, capture a family photo with larger-than-life skeletons and costumed creatures, delight in the giant pumpkin displays, or even sit in on an eerie ghost story. For those who dare to journey along the meandering Mitsubishi Wild Wetland Trail, keep your eyes peeled for the colossal marsh monster!

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This Week at the Greenmarket: Endless ‘Pastabilities’

Posted inPrograms and Events onSeptember 10 2014, by Andy Garden

(Photo courtesy of MarthaStewart.com)
(Photo courtesy of MarthaStewart.com)

With only two weeks until the official first day of fall, today’s Greenmarket looks as delectable as ever. Ginger gold apples, eggplants, spaghetti squashes, and pipicha—an aromatic herb from Mexico that closely resembles tarragon—are all lined up and ready to make your kitchen their new home.

Spaghetti squash is undoubtedly one of the most unique foods you’ll come across at the Greenmarket. This melon-shaped winter squash is named for its flesh that looks like translucent strands of thin spaghetti when cooked. Not only is the flavor mild and delicate, but also spaghetti squash is loaded with nutrients and its seeds can be roasted like those of pumpkins. For beginners, just adding garlic can turn a squash into a highly versatile side dish that kids will love!

While your squash is baking, check out the upcoming schedule for future special programs, demos, and Q&As at the Wednesday Greenmarket. GrowNYC’s calendar of what’s in season will guide you through other varieties of winter squash harvested in fall.

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This Weekend: A Groundbreakers Curtain Call

Posted inPrograms and Events onSeptember 5 2014, by Andy Garden

The NYBG WeekendSeptember has kicked off to a beautiful start here at NYBG, which means there is still time to snap those enviable summer photos with your friends and family. From our Aquatic House to Mario Batali’s Kitchen Gardens, the scenery is so magnificent that a filter won’t be necessary.

Unlike the Garden’s luster, not everything across the 250 acres is everlasting. This weekend marks the end of the Garden-wide summer exhibition Groundbreakers: Great American Gardens and The Women Who Designed Them. With all of the Haupt Conservatory’s flowers and set pieces still looking as fresh as they did on day one, good luck not getting caught daydreaming of a sunny stroll through the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden in Maine. Still need more convincing? Have a look at what various media sources are saying about Groundbreakers!

Head beyond the jump for the full schedule of weekend programs at NYBG, including musical performances and film screenings. All-Garden Passes are available online and include admission to all of the exhibitions and public programs on the day of your visit.

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This Week at the Greenmarket: Fight Fire with Fire

Posted inPrograms and Events onSeptember 3 2014, by Andy Garden

HabanerosToday’s Greenmarket includes a vibrant array of plums situated amongst a hefty selection of butternut squash, Yukon Gold potatoes, spicy peppers, and even apple blueberry crumble pie!

When there’s no escaping what feels like summer’s hottest week, why not just fight fire with fire? Habanero chilies, with their citrus-like flavor and floral aroma, are an integral part of Yucatecan cuisine. Daunting reputation aside, the habanero’s heat mixes nicely with sweet. Try adding a kick to your breakfast these upcoming weeks with some habanero apricot jam.

Be sure to visit the upcoming schedule for future special programs, demos, and Q&As at the Wednesday Greenmarket. GrowNYC’s calendar of what’s in season will guide you through autumn’s freshest fruits and vegetables.

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